A massive magma reservoir has been discovered 12 to 28 miles beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano, and it is 4.4 times larger than the shallower, long-known magma chamber, according to new research.
"Happy Earth Day! Now get out." That's essentially what the Calbuco volcano said to residents of southern Chile yesterday evening (April 23) after it started billowing huge columns of ash and lava into the air. Authorities already declared a red alert for the area, and evacuated more than 4,000 people within a 20km (12 mile) radius of the eruption.
The reason why Neanderthals no longer walk the Earth has long remained a mystery, and now one group of scientists is taking a closer look at a major volcanic eruption that may have, at least in part, wiped out our early human ancestors.
Southern Chile's Villarrica volcano, one of the country's most dangerous and active volcanoes, erupted early Tuesday, sending lava 3,000 feet into the air and causing thousands to flee, according to reports.
A mysterious substance locals are calling "milky rain" was found falling in parts of Washington and Oregon last Friday afternoon and into the night. Experts are now speculating about its origins while simultaneously reassuring locals that it's unlikely a threat to public health.
The Philippines' most active volcano is in the midst of a "gentle eruption," giving officials ample time to heighten warnings, extend danger zones, and encourage affected citizens to flee for their lives before the real eruption begins.
As lava continues to flow out of a new volcanic island rising out of the Pacific Ocean, scientists worry that it could trigger a tsunami off the coast of Japan.
Thermal monitoring of volcanic activity at Africa's Nyiragongo lava lake, accompanied by satellite data, is a combined technique used by researchers that may help detect eruptions and possibly lead to an early warning system for locals.